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11-06-12, 07:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,415
Posted By Sturmcrow

I did put in a spare wheel and it eliminated the...

I did put in a spare wheel and it eliminated the problem.

Flipping the wheel did not make any difference.

I've got a new plan to save the cost of a new rim. I'm going to swap the front and...
11-04-12, 08:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,415
Posted By Sturmcrow

Some good ideas here. I had not thought about...

Some good ideas here. I had not thought about flipping the rim, and since I have a magnet on one side for my cyclocomputer, it is always put in in the same orientation since day one.

The hub has...
11-04-12, 01:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,415
Posted By Sturmcrow

As I mentioned, the pulsating has been there...

As I mentioned, the pulsating has been there since I got the bike new. I would like to emphasize that the 8 thousands is how much the width of the rim itself (with no tire) varies over its...
11-04-12, 12:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,415
Posted By Sturmcrow

Yep, the wheel is really true. The spokes are...

Yep, the wheel is really true. The spokes are all nice and tight.
11-03-12, 11:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,415
Posted By Sturmcrow

They are dual pivot sidepulls. They are Tektro...

They are dual pivot sidepulls. They are Tektro knockoffs (though they might just be rebranded). The pulsing happened from day one, so I did try upgrading to Kool-Stop salmon pads. No difference.
...
11-03-12, 10:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,415
Posted By Sturmcrow

Pulsating brakes

The front brake on my IRO bike has always pulsed, a lot. I tried to get it fixed under warranty, but it seems IRO has either gone out of business or is not responding to customers. I thought it was...
07-29-11, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By Sturmcrow

Yep, mine fits inside. Unlike the compression...

Yep, mine fits inside. Unlike the compression damper, which is a very snug fit, the blue o-ring on the rebound damper does not contact the inside walls of the stanchion. That just seems weird to me.
07-28-11, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By Sturmcrow

Is rebound damper supposed to be smaller than ID of stanchion?

I recently took apart my old Manitou Axel Elite fork for the first time. Little did I know that I had been running it without oil in the damper side for who knows how long. Anyway, I've ordered...
07-15-11, 08:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 235
Posted By Sturmcrow

Managed to bust my old fork. Need a new one

It's a pretty simple question really. I've done the research and am seriously leaning towards a new Manitou Minute Expert 100mm. I ride moderate XC and I am 200 lbs. For that reason, I'm thinking...
07-15-11, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 775
Posted By Sturmcrow

Manitou Axel Rebound Damper

I managed to rip the threads off the rebound damper on my '03 Axel Elite. Manitou says they do not stock the part anymore. Can anyone point me to a source for old suspension parts?
...
06-01-11, 04:15 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 254,568
Posted By Sturmcrow

Nice bike, Forn Man! Has anyone on here...

Nice bike, Forn Man!

Has anyone on here made a poor-man's stoker stem (to put a handlebar out towards the back) by cutting one end off a threadless stem and sticking a quill stem down into the...
05-30-11, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By Sturmcrow

Not to mention you risk removing the grease from...

Not to mention you risk removing the grease from your wheel bearings, which don't do too well with just oil as a replacement.
05-30-11, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,000
Posted By Sturmcrow

I use one a lot like this...

I use one a lot like this (http://www.amazon.com/Sunlite-Series-II-Crank-Puller/dp/B000AO5JHU). I think it was $8 when I bought it back in the day. You need a 15mm or adjustable wrench to use it,...
05-30-11, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,741
Posted By Sturmcrow

Please correct me if I am wrong, but I don't...

Please correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think the front spacing will matter if I only change the rim, right? The current rim is v-shaped and painted, like disc-only rims. Swapping it out with...
05-30-11, 04:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 713
Posted By Sturmcrow

Not sure what size your front chainrings are, but...

Not sure what size your front chainrings are, but assuming you've got a 42t as the largest, this crankset would speed you up 14% for about $40. If you go this route, make certain to get the 175mm...
05-30-11, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,741
Posted By Sturmcrow

Current hubs are factory. The front is crazy...

Current hubs are factory. The front is crazy narrow, something like 70mm OLD. The rear is a 5-sp freewheel with the band brake on the side.

My only problem with putting new parts on is the...
05-30-11, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,741
Posted By Sturmcrow

Band Brake Fade

I picked up an old Dahon folding bike last year. Love the bike, but the brakes go completely to hell once they heat up a little. I do mean "a little" too. Just two stops from 20 mph to zero will...
09-07-10, 03:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,156
Posted By Sturmcrow

Thanks for following up on that mkeller234. I...

Thanks for following up on that mkeller234. I stared at those photos for quite awhile and just couldn't believe that a road bike would have been intentionally produced with no rake on the fork. The...
09-07-10, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,812
Posted By Sturmcrow

If you have long enough fingers, sometimes you...

If you have long enough fingers, sometimes you can use plain old road levers flipped around so that you can reach them. I once did that with a set of old non-aero levers and reversed the way that...
09-06-10, 02:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,156
Posted By Sturmcrow

Craigslist seller claims frame not crashed, could that be true?

Seller posted this ad earlier today. Another individual posted a mock ad telling people not to buy the bike because it had been crashed. I've never seen a fork that looked bent like this from the...
09-04-10, 11:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,290
Posted By Sturmcrow

I'm looking for the same thing as the OP. I was...

I'm looking for the same thing as the OP. I was really excited about the Soma Rush until I finally found the price tag. $700 for just the frame is pretty far out of my price range. Damn those...
05-17-10, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By Sturmcrow

Coincidentally, I'm replying to you from Iowa...

Coincidentally, I'm replying to you from Iowa City myself. Glad to hear that you're enjoying riding around here. I completely agree and recommend the loop up across the Coralville dam or the one...
01-18-10, 11:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,264
Posted By Sturmcrow

Of the measurements you mentioned, head tube...

Of the measurements you mentioned, head tube angle is the most likely to affect steering stability due to it's effect on trail. The fork rake has an influence here too. Assuming that your fork rake...
01-12-10, 11:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,618
Posted By Sturmcrow

Took me a bit to get up the gusto to take some...

Took me a bit to get up the gusto to take some pics in the frigid garage, but here you go. I didn't want to file too far, as I wanted to keep the hanger integrity intact in case of future need. ...
01-07-10, 08:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,618
Posted By Sturmcrow

I didn't notice previously that you've got that...

I didn't notice previously that you've got that mounted on a singlespeed. Extra kudos for that. If it were a converted multigeared bike with a derailleur hanger, you could've fashioned a nifty...
01-04-10, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By Sturmcrow

If your BB cups are at all worn, you may want to...

If your BB cups are at all worn, you may want to consider concurrently upgraded to a cartridge BB while getting a shorter spindle. Decent Shimano BB's can be had for <$25 from your LBS, with the...
01-04-10, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By Sturmcrow

Hmm... I like the use of grommets and ties to...

Hmm... I like the use of grommets and ties to keep the fabric out of the wheels. I may use that one :) Could use something fairly permanent there to make the bags more difficult to swipe.
01-03-10, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By Sturmcrow

Thanks for that reply. Actually, there was a pic...

Thanks for that reply. Actually, there was a pic in the "Post your Utility Bike" sticky that was the key I needed.

If anyone else is interested, it was sheba's (sic) Coffee Bike thread that I was...
01-03-10, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,618
Posted By Sturmcrow

Well, color me green with envy. I really need to...

Well, color me green with envy. I really need to get a welder.

I wonder how difficult it would be to slightly modify to a double wide for those days that 12-packs are on sale or two of your fave...
01-03-10, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By Sturmcrow

Homemade Xtra-style longbike panniers posted early '09

Does anyone recall who posted the homemade Xtra-like panniers early last year, or have better luck with the search function than myself? Better yet, did YOU post them?

I bookmarked it at the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-09, 03:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,337
Posted By Sturmcrow

I think you can get a full stainless chain for...

I think you can get a full stainless chain for $30 or so (Wipperman I'm thinking?), though that's 2005 dollars :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-09, 02:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,337
Posted By Sturmcrow

Thanks for all the great replies. I had thought...

Thanks for all the great replies. I had thought that since some folders are available as singlespeeds that they almost have to be strong enough for cranking up a hill with clipless pedals. I ride a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-27-09, 03:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,337
Posted By Sturmcrow

How strong are modern folders?

I'm looking to get a modern folder. I bought an old Dahon "Da Bike" off craigslist recently. I love the portability, but it is way too small (need the seatpost to be 6" longer) and really quite...
08-19-09, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By Sturmcrow

Here's a 14mm, if that would work. They've got...

Here's a 14mm, if that would work. They've got spacers too under "Spacers"
...
08-18-09, 10:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,020
Posted By Sturmcrow

A buddy offered one of the perpetually homeless...

A buddy offered one of the perpetually homeless here in town an apple and got turned down. It makes me wonder if they really do make more than me (on a grad students' stipend).
08-17-09, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,508
Posted By Sturmcrow

If you've got rubber dust caps or seals on the...

If you've got rubber dust caps or seals on the hub, they will keep the wheel from doing it's pendulum thing and will make the hub seem to have a little drag.
06-17-09, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,564
Posted By Sturmcrow

The parts you describe are called the headset (at...

The parts you describe are called the headset (at least in the States). They can usually be easily knocked out from the backside with a hammer and punch (drift?). Some folks make a tool to do it by...
06-09-09, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,051
Posted By Sturmcrow

I'd caution against acetone as it tends to eat...

I'd caution against acetone as it tends to eat some types of plastic.
06-08-09, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Sturmcrow

Also, after you get the post back in there, wipe...

Also, after you get the post back in there, wipe off the grease that is still above the frame and that which was scraped off of the post onto the top lip of the frame. Don't ask me how I know, but...
06-08-09, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Sturmcrow

Nope, that's the bolt you want. If you look...

Nope, that's the bolt you want. If you look closely, you'll see that behind that bolt there is a slot in the frame. The bolt tightens the slot to keep the frame tight on the post.

The cable...
06-08-09, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Sturmcrow

There is a pinch bolt on the back of the seat...

There is a pinch bolt on the back of the seat cluster where the seatpost meets the frame. Loosen that up a couple turns to lower the saddle. If that bolt is missing and the post is not loose,...
06-03-09, 05:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,695
Posted By Sturmcrow

I can feel the difference going from 165 on my...

I can feel the difference going from 165 on my fixie to 175 on my other bikes, but it just feels similar to taking longer steps while walking. I personally feel more efficient with the shorter...
06-03-09, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By Sturmcrow

AKA Interrupter levers They work really well...

AKA Interrupter levers

They work really well and are much safer than the 60's-70's style "suicide levers"
05-31-09, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By Sturmcrow

It shouldn't be too surprising that rubbing black...

It shouldn't be too surprising that rubbing black rubber on metal will make the metal just a little darker as the light reflection surfaces change and the rubber gets entrained into tiny voids in the...
05-26-09, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,285
Posted By Sturmcrow

If you can post a pick of the current pads, we...

If you can post a pick of the current pads, we can tell you which Kool Stop pad style to get. It doesn't matter if the pic is of them on the bike.
05-25-09, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,417
Posted By Sturmcrow

Since you are starting at a pretty basic level,...

Since you are starting at a pretty basic level, I'd really recommend reading up on brake adjustment at parktools.com and essentially starting from scratch on brake adjustment. I agree with some of...
05-25-09, 08:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,141
Posted By Sturmcrow

Here's the tool referenced above. ...

Here's the tool referenced above.

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_183904_-1_200309_200278_200497
05-22-09, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,409
Posted By Sturmcrow

I purchased a bunch of aluminum bar stock for a...

I purchased a bunch of aluminum bar stock for a DIY longbike and onlinemetals was the retailer I ended up with. From my searches, they were the least expensive.

I assume that you checked...
05-21-09, 10:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By Sturmcrow

Nice. I'm diggin those "pro level...

Nice. I'm diggin those "pro level shoes"
05-21-09, 10:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,750
Posted By Sturmcrow

I'm pretty sure that Shrader valves have...

I'm pretty sure that Shrader valves have continuous rubber from the tube to the top of the stem. Presta stems are only glued to the rubber in a small section, maybe 2 square cm in area and that...
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